Isaac Edmon Aldridge, Sr., went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday morning, Dec. 16, 2007, with his family at his side.
He was born March 23, 1928, in Anderson County, Ky., to Lloyd and Mattie Aldridge, now deceased. He married the love of his life, Helena Marie, on Christmas Day, 1953, and she survives him. She gave him the nickname "Curley" the day she met him because of his auburn curly hair, and more than 50 years later the nickname is how most people knew him.
They were blessed with one daughter, Debe (Ted) Buzard of Sandusky; and three sons, Bill (Debbie) Porter of Berlin Heights, Isaac "Ed" (Helen) Aldridge, Jr. of Sandusky and Kevon "Jamie" (Chrissy) Aldridge of Huron. They have 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. His sister, Annamae Redmon of Frankfort, Ky., and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws also survive Curley.
He was a member of Faith Memorial Assembly of God. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War. He loved doing things with and for his family, whether it was bowling, playing softball on the church team or playing his guitar and singing for them.
In addition to his parents, his stepfather, John D. Ellis; and three sisters, Lula Chestnut and Edna and Elizabeth Aldridge in infancy, preceded him in death.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Groff Funeral Home, 1607 E Perkins Ave., and from noon Wednesday until services at 1 p.m. at Faith Memorial Assembly of God Church, 1320 E. Strub Road, Sandusky. Pastor Kenneth Hiser will officiate. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church's Benevolence Fund.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at grofffuneralhomes.com.